Toyota is Recalling More Than 600,000 Trucks and SUVs Due to Safety Issues

nearly the course of the last week, nearly 600,000 Toyota SUVs and pickup trucks in the US were voluntarily recalled due to various problems that may raise the risk of collisions, according to the automaker.

About 280,000 vehicles, including Toyota Tundra, Tundra Hybrid, and Lexus LX600 models from the model years 2022–2024, as well as Sequoia Hybrid vehicles issued from 2023–2024, were recalled in response to a first announcement made on February 21. According to a statement from Toyota, “certain parts of the transmission may not immediately disengage when the vehicle is shifted to the neutral position.”

According to Toyota, The flaw “can allow some engine power to continue to be transferred to the wheels and can allow the vehicle to inadvertently creep forward at a low speed when it is on a flat surface and no brakes are applied, leading to an increased risk of a crash,” 

According to a defect information report that was published on the website of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, cars that are in question may “inadvertently creep forward at a low speed (up to approximately 4 m.p.h.).”

The business stated that around 381,000 Toyota Tacoma pickup trucks from 2022 and 2023 were impacted by the second recall, which was issued on Tuesday.

According to a statement from Toyota, welding debris left on the ends of the rear axle assembly may eventually cause the nuts to come loose and fall off, which might lead to a section separating from the axle.

According to Toyota, “If separation occurs, this can affect vehicle stability and brake performance, increasing the risk of a crash,” 

Toyota spokeswoman Amanda Roark stated in an email that the Tacoma models from 2022 and 2023 are the only ones that are “affected by this recall.”

According to her, “If the vehicle is operated with loosened nuts, the driver may experience a vibration, hear an abnormal noise, and/or observe leaking of differential oil,”

Regarding whether any of the problems that sparked the recalls had resulted in any collisions or injuries, Toyota declined to answer.

By late April, owners of the impacted cars will receive notice of the recalls, according to Toyota, and they should visit their nearby dealerships to get the necessary repairs done.

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